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FEBRUARY 10 1906 



The Real Demonstrator 

convincing demonstration 

; is to go out on real roads, 

the hands of unpracticed 

This is how REO cars in one season have 
conclusively clinched their splendid prize-winning 
record and demonstrated themselves in real use the 
surest and sturdiest of all motor-cars. 

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E ARK pleased to announce the issuance 
of a series of Grand Opera Records made 
principal stars of the Metropolitan Opera 
House and by other prominent grand opera 
artists now appearing in this country and abroad. 
Hitherto, Mr. Edison has refused to permit Edison 
Records to be made by Grand Opera singers, preferring 
to wait until he could so improve his methods of record- 
ing, that the voices of great artists could be reproduced 
with all their characteristic sweetness, power and purity 
of tone. These improvements having been effected, the 
artists co-operated with enthusiasm, with the result that 
the rirst ten Edison Grand Opera Records, made by our 
Gold Mould Process, are a distinct advance over' any- 
thing of the kind heretofore attempted. 

Edison Grand Opera Records 


Signor Scotti says: 

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desire to make his Phonograph the 
musical instrument of the people, the 
price of these Grand Opera Records 
has heen fixed at only 75c. each, dippel' 
Hear them at nearest dealer's. Write S'Sffi 
our Orange, N. J., office for hand- 
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■until. No p 



him, no 


st people wo 




ect, meani 

er people tht 


His inne 

life was 

igs too real, 



erspi c tive 

hold a part. 



lor utile 

to humility a 



lself, and 

on was perfe 



istent wi 

einony raised 



in him. 

The bea 

what he h 



d heard 

with a f 

les only to t 



st nature 

s. It is 

e, the absenc 



dice, of 


nphcity and genth 

.mil the 
others lie; 
of publici 
and sellis 

thr opinii 

the devotion 
or recklessly 


philosopher, the two hundred 
versary of whose birth has just been quietl 
we shall not know it when we arrive." Tl 
believe at present, among a good many, t 
too conscious of the evil that surrounds us; 
this world too much in black. Sometim 
vogue of improvement or reform does ovt 

sf good, by such, we believe, is not the nature of the wave of moral feeling 

that is passing over the United States to-day. It would not 
surprise us if James Brvck, who accused Americans 
vhere as an of being fatalistic, should in some later edition of IMPROVEMENT 

are needed his work on our Commonwealth temper that accusation 

conduct <>f in the light of wdiat has happened since he wrote. It is not 

em also is is the whole moral tone of life that she seeks to raise. It is 

they lived selfishness, especially in the form of money greed, that i- being 

I 'i i I upon the silent shore 

Of memory, images, and [>r,-iiuiis ilinu K ht 
'I'll. a shall nut ilk-, and cm no! be destrn 

AMERICA'S GREAT MEN in the field of publi, 
/> surpass. 111 number and importance, those wl] 
produced m any other line — ill history, literature 

I discovery of the North Pole shall be pictorially impressive. 


can soil 

flag of Spair 

in one hand, an upliftet 

t. The sug- 

in the . 

ts in armor 

kneeling behind-, and bro 

of the pass- 

ages pu 

rouped aboi 

t on either side. Somet 

he people to 


luseums, 1. 


raHroad stations }^" unb< 

suggested for reaching the 
trepid Weclman, actually in 
goal. Hawk-eyed he peer: 

ellman prepares to dash f 
lirigible airship, escape all 
and fly to the. Pole in 
e most dramatic method 


|, .; 

inspiration of all of us in daily life, 
done" is the best guide the memory 
gives i" his , onip. iinois to-day, in | 

painters, and 

yHOSE MODERN SCHOLARS who like to dwell upon "the HPHE VERY SOUL OF ART is joy. I 

President Castro. Everything that happens there has an ecu- the 

attempts on the part of the Government to share the prosperity 

to which those capitalists appeal for protection, with occasional Art 

blockades and seizures of custom-houses. Internal politics con- con 

sists of scrambles among rival statesmen for those parts of the the 

customs revenues whit h the foreigners have left. Those states- to 

Mr. Castro presen 


Z P?Z, 


■it. Why might it not be a good idea to fix i 


ich any foreigner setting foot in Venezuela or inv 

in a Venezuelan enterprise would do so at his <>\vi 



the overworked statesmen of cooler climes of ai 


ty for the things that might happen to him i 

r his 


and leaving large amounts of newspaper space av< 


he al 

ers of more importance to the future of the wo 



yHE ONLY FAULT Voltaire h 
1 the Holy Roman Empire was 

had to find with the titl 
that the thing it describee 
Roman, nor an empire. A similar defec 
xouble with the definition of the Russiai 

id fore the fact th; 


lonarchy. It has been a monarchy, 
le constitutional and parliamentary, 
that does not readily lend itself to 

accurate definition. Perhaps it might be called a "chaotic elast 

they should be called — to register as voters for the Duma do< 
not promise the early emergence of a form of government wil 
definite and easily recognizable outlines. 

yOLSTOY AT SEVENTY-SEVEN is the most impressive figui 
I that breathes upon the earth to-day. A recent graphic inte 

brings out clearly once more some main points of the faith ; 
Tolstoy of weight infinitely surpassing the importance of al- 
lowed small states, and now the day of empire nears its clos< 



lam v or essay 
d should come 
t from Austria, 

ui or fail bef( 

ity. Right or wrong, I ol 
lal in his trend. In Sha 
satisfaction, for Shakf.spk; 
seldom appeals to persor 

Collier's Kebru,ir\ III 



SECRETARY TAFT has sent to Congress eleven bills embodying a com. 
plete scheme of military reorganization prepared by the general staff o 

growing- C The Republicans and Democrats in the House have united upor 
a railway rate bill. ftThe insurrection of Republican Representatives agains 
the Administration's Statehood policy has been suppressed. C. According t< 
Governor Magoon, forty-five thousand men are at work on the Panama Canal 

of graduated penalties. C.The revised plan of consolidation of the New Yorl 
street railroads adds $108,000,000 of water to the capitalization. CKing Chris 
tian of Denmark died January 29. ftlWr. Jacob Riis and others having inti- 
mated that President Roosevelt might be forced to run again in 1908, Senato; 
Lodge has given a formal denial of such a possibility. C.The Pennsylvanu 
Legislature has repealed the Philadelphia -Ripper" bill by an almost unani- 
mous vote and given an enthusiastic adherence to all the other reforms pro 

Steamship Company, went on the rocks on Vancouver Island, on the nigh 
of January 22, and after pounding for two days in breakers so high that n< 

C,New York's $25,000,000 State Capitol threatens to t 
foundations. C. Tne Government charges the Chicago I 
>ting to bribe reporters, and the packers have brought te 

M. Taigny, the French Charge c 


passed a long 

g Ministries, and their influence was 
il to smooth over dangerous disputes, 
they rendered perhaps the last real 
royalty is capable of giving in the 

lis eldest 

Frederick William Charles, whose a 

King Frederick -VIII was formally 

laimed to a crowd of fifty thousand people tli 


April b, isis: <ii,dj an .zq,iw6 that the greater part 

of monarchical Europe 
is really ruled by a single family. There is no 
nationality in royalty. King IvKvard is ju-l as 
much a German by blood as Kaiser Wilhelm, and 
Kaiser Wilhelm just ns much an Englishman as 
King Edward. 

Of the six children ol King Christian, the first 
has become King of Denmark, the second is Queen 
of England, the third is King of Greece, and the 
fourth is Empress Dowa-rr ,,| Ku — ia. Hie fifth 

and the sixth into that of the Orleans pretenders 
of France. One of Christian's grandsons is King 
of Norway and husband of a British princess, and 
other grandchildren have married German, Russian, 
and Swedish royalties. There is not a single inde- 
pendent monarchy of Northern Europe — that is to 
say, of that part of Europe in which the ruling houses 
are not compelled to restrict their alliances to 
Catholics — in which the blood of Christian of Den- 
mark is not represented on or near the throne. 

The family connections of the Danish King were 
a powerful influence for European peace. The 
children and grandchildren of the old monarch were 
accustomed to hold informal reunions at Copen- 
hagen, and there they were not the representatives 
of jealous Powers, but affectionate members of a 


THE report of the minority of 
Consulting Engineers on the Pa 
which is favored by Chief Engi 
and the Canal Commission, rccommci 
stniLlh'n of a canal with an eighty-five 
level and three locks. Accorc 

Magoon of the Canal Zone, 

Magoon, forty-five thousand i 
fifteen thousand of them laborers on 
the m -i other employees. The G 


A SERIOUS situation has devch.ped at the Naval 
Academy in connection with the hazing trials. 
Under the |m.'senl law the penalty for hazing 
is dismissal. Either that penalty must be ruth- 
lessly enforced or the law must fall into contempt 
and the hazing evil must flourish unchecked. But 
dismissals have now been carried to a point at 
which they threaten to impair the efficiency of the 
service. They have already deprived the Navy of 
several promising young officers, including Stephen 
Decatur, whose name alone is an asset of priceless 
value to a service that depends so much upon the 
inspiration of high traditions. Secretary Bona- 
parte has proposed to meet the crisis by amending 
the law to provide for a graduated scale of punish- 
ments. He has transmitted to the House Commit- 
tee on Naval Affairs a bill giving to the Secretary 
of the Navy power in his discretion to dismiss any 
midshipman whose presence at the Academy he 
contrary to the best interests of the service, 

unauthorized assumption <>i 
authority by one midshipman over another," 
whereby the latter may "suffer or be exposed to 
suffer any cruelty, indignif \\ humiliation, hardship 
or oppression, or the deprivation, or abridgment 
of any right, privilege, or advantage to which he 
shall be legally entitled." In dealing with such 
cases, courts-martial are to have a wide discretion, 
so that they may make the punishment fit the crime 
in all cases instead of inflicting excessive hard- 
ships on a few offenders and letting the majority 
escape. The enforcement of the present extreme 
penalty can hardly be more than spasmodic. 


rr-MIE P 

The ■ 



definition of a maximum rate so that it would read, 

who are now most clamorous against additional re- 

d-rate policy. 

"a just, reasonable and fairly remunerative rate. 

straint." It explains that the enlargement of the 

which shall be the maximum rate." The differ- 

definition of the terms "railroad and transporta- 

tion" in the com m 1 tee's bill will enable the private- 

" maximum reasonable rate" had been the chief issue 

switch and refrigerator-car tricks to be suppressed, 

between the parties. It was further decided that 

while the requirement of thirty days' notice of 

riends of the 

suits on alleged illegal charges might be brought at 

changing schedules will abolish the midnight tariff. 

the place where the charge was made instead of in 

The fact that no attempt has been made to regulate 

the city where the general offices of the company 

classifications has subjected the bill to criticism on 

the ground that when a rate on a given article has 

ring of a solid 

seven instead of nine members, and the salary of 

been proved extortionate all the railroad will have 

people. Last 

each is to be §10,000 a year. The bill was per- 

to do will be to put that article into another class, 

11 passed the 

fected in several points of administrative detail. 

All the eighteen members of the I opimittee, twelve 


st after their 

Republicans and six Democrats, agreed upon the 

Hepburn bill 
were asked « 


through su 

needed to 

amend the 

be needed 

and it was reported rpHE chief two cities of America, New York 
,us endorsement on J_ and Chicago, are wrestling with gigantic 
transit problems. In each case the entire 
us efforts of certain transportation system of the city is involved. 
: the existing laws Chicago is to vote next April upon the question of 
ator cars and "mid- turning all her streel railroads into municipal prop- 
no new laws would erties. New York is trying to decide how to deal 
conduct of parties with a combination of private lines that already 

covers all the routes in Manhattan and The Bronx 
and is expected soon to take in Brooklyn. The 
revised terms of the great Interborough-Metropol- 
itan merger were made public on January 27. Un- 
der this arrangement the Interborough Rapid 
Transit Company, the Metropolitan Street Railway 
Company, and the M< ti> ■[>• ihian herurities Company 
were to be united in a new corporation called the 
lnterborough-.Metropolit:in Company, with an au- 

ferred stock, §100,000,000 of common stock, and 

trust gold bonds. 

The crowning beauty of this scheme lay in the 
provision for the lucky holders of Interborough 

. ib-M-.iuyli 

lal t apitat- 

I in the wli 
trons of th 


ORDER reigns once more at the southern end 
of the Capitol. The formidable revolt that 
threatened to destroy the autocratic power 
of Speaker Cannon and reduce the House to the 
level of a deliberative body has been crushed. The 
well-oiled machine of government again runs in iis 
accustomed grooves. When the Philippine Tariff 
bill was passed so easily the insurgents consoled 
themselves with the reflection that their fifty-seven 
Republican votes would have been enough to make 
a majority if the Democrats hul joined them. On 
the Statehood bill, uniting Arizona to New Mexico 
against its will, it was known that that support 
would be forthcoming. All that was necessary was 
for the Republican insurgents to stand firm. Fifty- 
four of them signed a pledge lo do so 

Realizing the situation, the Mouse leaders held 
the bill while they strengthened their lines. Every 
weak-kneed insurgent was taken in hand and put 
through the "third degree." The whole power of 
the House organization, backed by the influence of 
the President, was exerted to crumble the opposi- 
tion. The Speaker labored with the insurgent 
chairmen of committees, warning them that if they 
encouraged displays of independence on the part 

roll was called only forty -three Republican insur- 
gents were found off the reservation. The resolu- 
tion was passed by a vote of 192 to 165. That 
finished the insurrection, and when the bill came 
up for passage tin- next d.n only I hilly-three lonely 
Republicans voted against it. It was passed with- 
out amendment by a vote of iq-i to 150. The dis- 

express an informal opinion on Senators Plait and 
Depew. Mi. Payne of New York had protested 

against the possibility of allowing a hundred thou- 

tion in the Senate with eight millions in New 

'The gentleman speaks of the Senators 


autli :: ll 

Pressure for We 

This argument was particularly 
Mr. Tawnev of Minnesota, the 1 
the Committee on Appropriation 
position from which Randall um.m 
the House. Mr. Tawney had bee 
of the whole insurrection, but at 
his great chairmanship might be i 
ers he weakened. Other rebels » 
line by promises that bills of inte 
tricts would be passed if they wei 
the managers felt safe, and on Jan 
mittee on Rules brought in a 
that the bill should be debated 
the next afternoon and then 
amendment. Unspoken re- 
marks could be printed. 

The adoption of this reso- 
lution would mean that after 
one day's debate the House 
would have to vote, aye or 
no, upon the question of ad- 
mitting Oklahoma and the 
Indian Territory as one State 
and Arizona and New Mexico 
as one State, without any 
opportunity to express an 
opinion upon any other prop- 
osition, such as the admis- 
sion of Oklahoma and the 
Indian Territory ' 

a the life and soul 
the thought that 

■vere brnughl into 

-e good. Finally 
uary 24 the Com- 

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submission of the joint State- 
hood issue to the people of 
Arizona and New Mexico, 
voting separately. The ad- 
vocates of the rule paid hardly 

the question and rested almost 
entirely upon the argument 
that it was the duty of Re- 
cause it was a Republican 
party measure. When the 

S. The United 

President Roosevelt cordially 
responded, complimenting the 
ancient glories of the "great 
people" of China and recall- 
ing "the kindly sympathy of 
this country for the great 
Eastern Empire" which had 
"found so many opportu- 

departments and 
unbounded admir; 
everything they hi 

preciation of the 

the boycott conti 
unabated virulence. 

/"VN'Il liiincln-il Ik'" i In 

rabbed it Then I pulled liim ashore He 

was but eight year- ..1 age (he crude . ahin hy [he beau- 

tiful spring wa- .ibaiulum-l Tin- :i . >iitil> -J un-tlu-r t"ok 

m in good earnest Then I got him by the 
look him, the water meanwhile pi'iirinn out 

Abraham and bis lit tie -i>1 i-r :■• -u l.u. u, 1! l- the grave 

t.t the baby brother a si em- thai -.. alfeUed the sensi- 

th. By this mean-, 1 succeeded in bringing 
rl he was soon all right. Then a new difti- 


■■■■.■ 1 u- 1: ■■■:: n. '.i ■!■ rs discovered our wet 

'■Gond-by-' wwmi.I to th. -Id ;■!. yn .u . .ml "A Hi' 

school" friends, and the small i -.<.-\ > <-. full ..t 

i.nd .1. -«| to avoid. It was June, the 

resolution and hope, started north Thev < one to tin- 

:ry warm, and we soon dried our clothing 

mighty nve: mlowhn.ii the State of Kentucky dips on 

g it on the rocks about us. We promised 

1 the story, and I never did until after Lin- 

they penetrated with true pioneer boldness. The 

years went on. little Abe became big Abe. He was 

i stood some few miles from the Lincoln 

master of the ax. Into Illinois they went, and Abe 

be. .one the lt.ul-Split ler. The rest of the story — his 

effort <- to study law. his first poliiieal speeches from the 

stump, his rise in p"lili<s. jus !■■■ the I'ltsj. 

years ago. 

dency, his distressed ami bunlcm.l Administration, and 

Hard Work in the Early Days 

"e° Sout* fhan 7he old P Uw!fle^nu "'ash! 

quently eulogized, and there is man. whose memory has 

been more safely preserved t.» posterity by monument 

and written speei h than Abraham Lincoln. Vet in all 

these yearsof growing ad miration, of adulation and con- 

iway which cross* 1 Hardin and Larue Coun- 

ic--i.'i. ..I ., nation's gratitude, we have overlooked and 

erthe-.mnal super v i-,..n of his father. Old- 

forgotten the sterile bit ot ground 1 :■ -in whence he came. 

L I:i liinisi l( .< 1-1. ■■:■ lefena ■! 

ig h^ first Presidential uimp.iign. 
friend for an .uituhiogi ■aphy of hi- 

pimg I- .n 

dure throughout all 

friends, who died in H<>dgenville <mly 
took pride to the last in exhibiting 
otn the President urging '.he old-time 
i to pay a visit to the White House. 

■ We people 
great ado at: 

never was sold 1 

! do a L°, 

mpnn nig 

tucky Stale Legislatui 

I.. i tlu jmi'i i:,i»<.- "f l.iu'. i-r>. ,i gi, 

M..U I, ■-:-! mil' |,;' ■. i,.,;i^ l>i ill pin. ....»..- ■ ■ 
>|"*nv by t)K- SlatL-. but '.hi: luli iiK-t Hit): n. v.- i" ii.i>x 'I hi. l'u-tiv..i^ti r ,ti;. I.-. .Mi 

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ten and 

In- public bidding. 

Events Prctmtnimv > 


any large national sig 
barly in April. i<; 

uggesled, but none 1 

li.itcl purth . 

day set for the sale was Monday. Piet; 

■—■■"■' Sabbath railway operation in c 
;i Kliz.ihcthtown. some twelve 
ear as 1 could come to Hodgenvi 
nday noon. 

ii summer Sunday evening I sat t 
"E'town." as they ..all Elizabeth 

? following an enemy - 
The Bidden 


ii..- tliirfy->ix ■■ ) nave 

i -ili-lllttril with ,1 hl'lld. 
as on the Commi-M'.inr 
,vu— three— sold " While 

il which crad 
which hist lc 

ma li.inilnl 

■IVL- OtkTMl 

. CollierT 

waUTinanagrr-. plcadcdfoi 

anmus Rock Spring. But 

ectii.nal pride were to be 
recedentovcr ail the peo- 
.vhom the farm was bought. 

an people will lunger ii;- 
-hat Mark Twain ha- 

1 farm that raised a Man." 
passed since these rough 

the affections r if coming 

! L L I N O 1 5 

Lim ohi I'.irni 

legal description i 

Library on it?" rejoine 

a nobler end 
and squashes, 
high ciiizen- 
iate from such 

1 so possessed 

The light of history is with 
each succeeding vear reveal- 
ing with greater clearness thc- 
rai'e beauty of Lin. .>ln's 
He harmonized his high 

,' issued, recorded, 

If century's unparalleled development of 
prcmacy of the conimcrcial world with- 

individual success. It is 
tic truth which supports 

that to-day we lnvc the dollar 
ice we lmed liberty. Though 

.out need of these tilings that 

Jncolp Righteousness 
Lincoln's peopl 

gray beard thai 

button, and U 



Joseph H. Choate 
Henry Watterson 
Cardinal Gibbons 
Edward M. Shepard 
August Belmont 

Norman Hapgood 
Ida M. Tarbell 

Horace Porter 
William Travers Jerome 
Jenkin Lloyd Jones 
Charles A. Towne 

Richard Lloyd . 

Augustus Saint Gaudens 
Albert Shaw 
Thomas Hastings 
Robert J. Collier 

ihr u-.idii 

shrines made holy by'. ry love with which 

successive generations bedeck them. George 
Eliot said: "No nation has ever become great 
without holidays and processions dedicated to the 
noble." The United States as yet is notoriously 
poor in this direction. This is not wholly on ac- 
count of its youth, but on account also of the in- 
difference to spiritual welfare which has character- 
ized a youth enamored of mad' rial plenty and drunk 
with the prosperity that conies from the easy con- 
quest of fertile acres and exhaustless mines. 
American youths have turned longing eyes toward 
the holy places of Europe, and visited the birth- 
places of Robert Burns 
and Schiller, the tombs 
of Walter Scott and Vic- 
tor Hugo, and the millen- 

and there will be a historical 
museum, which President 
Roosevelt has suggested 
should be called "A Temple 
■': Right* 

tions of the American people and the adtnir 
the world. It is our purpose to cooperate \ 
lovers of Lincoln, old and young, and as i 
help rather than dictate or direct their r 

To this end we have organized and incorr 
under the laws of Kenuckv, an : — >, iatmii 
as The Lincoln harm Association, to whicl 
one shall be entitled to membership who i 
utes to the general fund foi the preserva 




of form of a permanent building whi 

tic The main idea is fixed. Collier's gives to 

the Association the deed to (he farm. The historic 
d, ground will be owned and cared for by The Lincoln 
vn Farm Association's self-perpetuating committee of 
ry patriotic citizens. To them will he entrusted the 
b- expenditure of the subsidj which the members of 
of The Lincoln Farm Association shall raise. Lying, as 
y- this farm does, almosl ai the centre oJ om popula- 
v- tion, it will ever be the most accessible, and in 
many ways will be the 



■ irthplace oi 

■ n LT-handed, 

by careless tillage, to be- 

poet and the historian, 
and the butt of ridicule 

and cattle have reduced 
the basin of the beauti- 
ful spring to a mud-pud- 

humble cabin wherein a giant 
and utter neglect surrounds the 
the great American "Man 

Realizing thi-. neglect, and 
birthplace was to be treated with still greate 
indignify, by the exploitations of speculators 
for vulgar show and unwholesome popular 

auctioneer's hammer, and now holds it ii 
trust for the nation. Coli.iek's has no ul 
terior object in view. It simply saw the op 
portunity, which no one else seemed desirou 
of taking, to protect this 



and enclose with your 
on, 74 Broadway, N. Y. 
nd your name recorded 


MR. CLARENCE H. MACKAY, Treasurer Lincoln Farm Associat 

Your certificate of membership will be forwarded hy return mail 
on the Association's book of membership. 

As many member-hip .ipplie.itMm blanks tor di-irihution will be fo 
request on lower half of the coupon. 

I";-. :..',! 

i Untlier 


&a*~ .J/'^/U'.,. 

mon ground, lypifyng the 
large industrial develop- 
ment growing out of the 

eighty millions of people 
— a great national school 
of peace, civic rightcous- 

ilii and V.u!h uiU find 

is hoped and it 
ilicved that enough 
shown in 

people of the United States, to be held forever 
by them as a garden spot in the nation's history, 
a trysting- place whence North and South, East 
and West may find the inspiration of national 
unity and a patriotic i iLihteousne-s, a growing wit- 
ness that the "dark and bloody ground" is no 
longer, and that the "border" State has become 
the central State. As a patriotic park the Lincoln 
farm will differ widely from our other national parks, 
such as Gettysburg, Clnckainauga, Missionary 
Ridge, Vicksburg, and others, in that it will ever 
express our national unitv rather than preserve the 
memory of our lamentable differences. It will con- 

cry such subscriber shall be icc,»rded in the me 
hcrship book, which will ultimately rest in a pi; 

erected on the farm. Each subscriber shall also 
ccive, immediately following the 

senption, a handsomely engraved certificate of 

bership in The Lincoln Farm Association, be 

The first worl 

ole purpose 01 L"i 
people to their ow 
with them in making of this K 
worthy companion of Mount Vern 

k> larm , 

nd the autographs o 

Collier's for Fe 


bruary 10 1906 

Collier's for Febru 




it a i nlv approve ot the m( 
; born may be preserved t> 
will largely depend upon 


preserved in Midi --hap. 

- especial keeping. 


1 effort of our people 

The Archbishop of Baltimore: 

I beg to say that I am heartily in favor 
ing into a national park the farm on whii 
Lincoln was born. An enlightened and pal 
} appreciate the public spirit 

Hrv Mr cm, 

■ith the view of c 

President pro 

The project 

on the farm w 

hearty approbation. I 

L,n. ■ 

The Vice-President of the United States: 

The Archbishop < 

Lincoln Farm-a token The Congressman I 

i a stimulus and an in- The South has esf 

>f to-morrow. The land Lincoln. Every drop of blood in his vein;, was South. 1 

; of the man was Southern, his 

vorshipers shall come 
tnd inhale its sublime 
free-willed offering of 

very high type— of thai 

class of Southerners whence he 
>een in favor of national parks. 

the dead. But a national park 
ham Lincoln would much more 
ning together of Northern and 

The Secretary 

Mark Twain's Idea of It : 

Mr. Collier has secured the land, 
saved" it from desecration, and put it at 
the nation's disposal, and now the rest 
of us can go ahead and make it a fitting 
memorial of the man it cradled. The 
Government is spending millions every 
year on agricultural colleges and model 
farms to teach the art of raising more 

litical, moral, and social atmosphere of 
the American people there is nothing 
in that line that can compare with this 

Mark twain. 

The Senator from New Hampshire : 

more than almost anviliin- else possibly could 
ate the principles of patriotism and love of the 
i the hearts of the coming generation. 

The Secretar 

/.,,/,.. 1/. Sh.i 

The Senator 

ideed, gratifying t 

The Senator from Texas: 

f the Union. 
Charles A. Culbe, 

and park. 

As time carries us on further 

from thel 

fe of the great martyred President, his 

when the 

Vmeriean people will regret having los 


y to acquire a memorial that shall do j 

The Senator from Iowa . 

I have no doubt but that the plan proposed by 

be cordially responded to and approved by the Am 

can people through voluntary i t-ni rihulions, ample 
the purpose. William I!. Allisoi 

The Senator from Indiana : 

national museum and park of the farm on which Al 
ham Lincoln was born Pew spots on the continent 


Ex-Secretary of War 

— \~r^5ie! 


=J — 


The F.ditor of the Eniporhi "(in/ 
The Ex-Secretary of the Treasm 

i -preserve the Lin- 
tssell A: Alger. 

n th 
■ the United States unti 
the latter part of the year, I write that you will 1 
it is not his intention to ignore Mr. Collier's suggestion 
that the farm upon which Abraham Lincoln w; 
be concerted into a national museum and park, 
most worth> movement, and "The Com m one 
gladly endor-c it in its columns. 

Charles IV. B, 

The President of Yale University : 

without strongly feeling a renewed devotion to coun- 
try, and a deeper responsibility as a citizen. To'carry 
the personality of Abraham Lincoln in any measure 

der a great service to the public. 

Mr. Collier, generous, wise, patriotic, has saved the 

birthplace of him who so loved the plain people, and 
,'ho was so filled with the true spirit of their goveni- 
ient that he found for them the simplest yet most 
otential definition of representative democracy ever 

His birthplace, rescued and restored, shall forever 

Famous Sculptor: 

after i 

ment of the people, by the people. 

The President of Leland Stanford, Jr., Uti 

Park. Fostering 

[ he Senator 

foresight. The birthplace of the greatest American 
must no longer rein, mm a neglected shrine 

fenkin Lloyd fonts. 

he head of posed | 

] apple, i.itimi. 

■ Hi,.- M.imli-v will apprm. ■■! il. 

//. C. Hambrough. 
Author's Cooperation : 

fhom^ I . If. 

The Senator from I 



/"V SIMPLE as the rhymes that tell 
V-/ The simplest tales of youth, 

Or simple as a miracle 

Beside the simplest truth,— 

So simple seems the view we share 

With our Immortals, sheer 

From Glory looking down to where 

They were as children here. 

Or thus we know, nor doubt it not. 

The boy he must have been 

Whose budding heart bloomed with the 


All men are kith and kin,- 

With love-light in his eyes and shade 

Of prescient tears: Because 

Only of such a boy were made 

The loving man he was. 

e House of Representatives: 

iotic sentiment as the one prevail- 

ems to me thai ihe purpose can be 

• »f the people, and not of the Gov- 

impossible .ind perhaps undesirable to have 

ment lake posse—inn and assume 

r<-. pMiisibi 

ty for all of them. It seems to 

me that it 

would be better for you to pro- 

citizen, incorporate your project. 

tout as an incorporated body, re- 


fact a shrine of the common peo- 

iv , onnei. ted the Government, 

unofficial control or intertcrence , 

lie impowhle to make conditions 

forever keep the park as its pro- 

ild have it kept. 

Joseph G. Cannon. 

The Senator from Washington : 

The name of Lincoln, and all that is asso- 
ciated with the In,' oi that grandly intellectual 
aw.] divinely sympathetic American, should he 
cherished forever by the people of tin.- I'nited 
States. By all means, preserve the Lincoln 

The President of Princeton University : 

Collier's for Februarv 10 


By ROWLAND THOMAS, Author of "Fagan" Winner of th 
in Collier-s Short Story Contest of 1904. Illustrated by F. 

$5,000 Prize 
E. Schoonover 

ley of the Cagayan. A dim. far-ofl region it lias always 

their sons were forever disappearing. And even the 
people of the valley did not know it. At Aparri on the 
coast, where in the old ilays the bales of tobacco were 

. Tiler (ante signed in his hi-. 
Vegas," all men hurried to ci 
he glad tn serve Mich a mat 

one hundred thousand pes. 

li. You t 
Ween -ray I 
\iv\- . hmbe. 

/ilyduwn the creepe 
up water in uieir tiny hands, and you found tuguegarao 
sleeping on the bhui-. perched high .\m\ safe above the 
river, and men told you of the w.-nders it; be seen "up 
there." And then alter lazy days and days, poling up- 
ward past endless held- t>t cmti and tobacco, you came 
: M.igan, and the clerks in the olhces of the Compafiia 
General told you of the great plantations "up there." 
.rind then most men wearied of the 
the quest of " up t litre. ' liny naci gone na 
They should have kept on, for tile leal "up th 
ttie wonderful place they had heard of, a land o 

ying in ihe i)m 

i lonely Cordon, lying 1 
pass, to the latest change i 


re is tobacco— in the fields, ; 

lie big llat-liotlotned boats. 

the barangayanes. on 

river. There is a stretch ••i 

i mintry where it sei in- 

never tire of making 

things grow— tobacco and corn 

grasses and bamboo— s. . m 


de la Isabel." the flower 

of the land of good 


en Isabel. It is a very quic 

m in the broad fields, and > 

ivild hunts over plain and hill, and the expeditions 

ive The valle) gr.iws 


l one till .me forgets the hill 

- ot Spain and ihe pen- 


rci delight - of Manila. 

imetimes they emerged !ur 

• Christmas I 

bronzed, bearded men who wandered silent through the 
gay crowds. How should they speak when they knew 
nothing of all the g"sMp of the town— the ball of his 
Excellency, and Don Pulano's promotion, and the 
match between young I 'iego and the General's daugh 

But let two of ihein meet in a cafe, and they 
talk readily enough over 
though always in that quit 

pl.mting n-'iv 

leii-retaineu wav wiiu I 
r-r-gh, it's chilly hen 
alley."— "No, they wil 
ising; the young d 

sport shooting i 

will be h 

Remember the whirlpool on the we; 

=i, and have you heard that I ion Enrique v 

great fiesta on ShroM '1 ue,da\ '■ - Well, he 

'" " iscrop. He has covered more th 

i you have hairs on your chin, In 
Always the valley and the river and tobai 


ery thing — the lean, silent white men, and "the 
ling thousands in the fit Ids, and the boats on 

ind the great white fortresses of warehouses — 
valley Don Enrique was Company and King. 

hey toiled and died forgotten from him they 

pect a visit, and there v 

tailed to ride with him. Yet he ' 

end of a long day in the saddle wi 

For he was abw.\ ■ < .i.m and dignified and -ileni 
only a gentleman of Castile tan be. Not insolen 
taciturn or overbearing, but simply closed in him: 

mies nor friend. Hmi the gue-ts wh" shared 
almost primely hospitality ol the great house 

It was a house, thai place at Echague, built !'■ 
square and heavy as a fort, of great blocks of s, 

■ ■•i.rse. 1 i.iii Enrique had otk< r bouses, three of th 
in Ilagan and Aparri and Manila But he was as in 
a man of the open as any of his world-searching f 
bears, and loved far-.rf Erlugue better than all 
rest. Here, when the shipping was over, and the 
barangayan lay loaded to tin- water's edge above 
rapids at Attala, waiting fur the first gentle lift of 
rains to carry her safe down (•> Aparri, Don Enri 
would retire with a hand oi , ho-en companions, to li 
and game hard and long. Few men were invite 

;t w :,. , i -.7., 

with his bright, beady eyes 

"Por Dios. my big friend. ' -ml 
Em nine tn -he li/.ird at la-t, she 

season Don Enrique found In. 
for tli e good old /<././,/■ Patu 
in him. Many longing heart- 
ships ■•! ihc Spanish Mail in 

For all this was long .ilk. n 

> she looked forward to the e\ 

But when she smiled timidly they responded with wide 
grins, and tried to sell her little silver pipes and copper 

So Dufia Mercedes moved about, learning many 

111 Jul;- i..iui-rnin.n hie cieil in l.-.i-il' valley Site 

;;;;■ . 


{ :::\\: 

oily old wife with the remark: 
icr — " and he dropped forty years 

avel£ but with the gl 

Doll Kill ii|UC 

fe; my little g 

ne, I hope." "Love 

y little girl and I will Ik- happy together f. 

hope." "Love of the saints' ' cried her E: 
ghter. He think* t 
his honey. Look i u" I together. God gr; 

to your kingdom," she added. 
1 gay uniforms are bad for lit- 
t only their fathers— and be- 


Everything Captain Manuel 
or he was a Catalan. And wli 
■hat a Catalan may do, it is alv 
nil do what he pleases and d« 

ilii.- i.,'r 
that puz- 

energy. And he plaved with tin l> ii:dits and outlaws 
and savages, purposely left them undii-turbed that they 
might grow bold, and then went mu wr.h a laugh and 
destroyed them as you would a cage of rats. And when 
the fighting was over he would come back unwearied 
and amu-< him-ell with wondnm- -peculations in iu- 

Wlth Don Enrique And the most fascinating of all 
the playthings he had discovered in his brief life was 
something he was pleased to call love. He played at 
that with his usual whok-heai tedne--. till a score of 
girls up and down the valley were ever watching for 

■ lithe figure on the wild blac 

he Captain laughed ln-\ .-hl\ and in\ Med ihe 
led to steixmt and settle it ..nee lor all With 
rifle or knife or .-.pear or holo ..r hare hands. 

I gei . 

hoy. dissipating his splendid 

ready tongue and tossing hair. 
the wondering eyes of that bi 
Dona Mercedes. Dangerous tc 

crossed herself ag; 
branches of the old 

venerable u ig And Don.-. Mi :< . d. 

. < i; ' .. :■:■■ llll'.g aHel fl: ill 

e little summer h-aibC. .ill brave in 
-it and regale Do..., Mercedes with 
ittle fight-, till t. i nfied Tia Maria 
n and peend an.\i usly up into the 

eady to leap upon "her 

tV-;,i ; 

I. Why. he wa- ■■ a penniless 

Dona Mereede-. a Valde/. and a 
had him. Don Enrique, 

illey, with her proud, 

a hundred oilier . ... ,| iragranl. -nowy -blo.-onu-d thing-. 
and pomeiana- and orchid- and palms ami great fern-, 
lie-t of all. train. '1 u|» and about her window- were real 
Spanish ro-es. big white and red and pink and yellow 
fellows. And at the far end of the garden was a wide- 
spreading old veteran of a mango, big as a small moun- 
tain, and in its shade a little summer-house for her, al- 
;. -t hidden in a tangle of ro-c-. Here she used to sit 

er. ar^d retired with an indignant 
good, grumbling Tia Maria, wh 

i', ,"'.\i 

■ brown babies 'in the town j 

Mercedes wmidefed ||' u * 

isant to work in the fields. .1 
it them, till they forgot ih 

nuscles and long bla 

;.!..., in shield- and S] 

s little s 

in heaven, or thought he was. wdu. h. alter alT, amounts 
to just as much for the moment. And Dona Mercedes 
looked on them all with friend 1c inquiring eyes. 

At last one morning he wa- holding a skein of silk 
for her, and Tia Maria had fallen into an uneasy doze 
through very excess of terror at the latest tale. Sev- 
eral times their eyes met when the skein was tangled 
— such a tiny skein of golden-yellow silk to mean so 
much. And each time Dona M. n edes became more 
-lat-ly and nuTe timid, while the Captain blushed like 
a little boy. Their talk died away to broken sentences, 
er the great cool, 
y droning of the 
Uness, and Dona 

fragrant garden, and only the licav 

Mercedes put out a fluttering hand 
-narl. and— Tia .Maria popped holt up 

"Wood o| all the bk— Ml -aint-: ■ -he 


rig le; 

ugh as The 
I: igi-.i. r.ed 

world all hei 
" Of course!" 

Captain h 

d she peered up int. 
great tree, and ma 
in, perhaps," said t 

and Don,! Mercedes 
omposedly ;is if she had lived 

mrse, he told Don Enrique at once, 

e, Don Enrique was quite astonished at w 
going on right under his patrician nose, an 

yently -til- 

scandalized, and ■ 

be. And Captain Manuel was quite sure that he loved 
the lady, could nol live without her, would win her in 
the end — sure as only a big, impetuous heart like his 
could make a man. So Don Enrique politely regretted 

growth ot love ever since the 

'he little girl was very dutiful 

ery evening, merrv 

Duna Mercedes 

slay,,! in hi. .,„ „-t.-r,. ,vri,i„;. C 
Songs ii|] tile edge- >>l i ■ nil in !--. 

and ga.-ing gloomily .it hi< swo ; -, : 
Billiard-, and card- knew him n 
black lmrse fretted in the padd<" l. 
imsayahle things at t In- Irighu 
* girls of I 

livv.] : 

Those things the 
just as they had r 
named Aguinaldo I 
as thev had moved 
man named Jose R: 

they penetrated 

ly wit 

rs to put to death a young 
tside there had long been 
len secret^ death, and smM- 

l>eople everywhere. And 
ii the far-off valley— stories 

1 rolling | 

:he lean, oearueu. ornnzea men could tell 

ne. Don Enrique, that great man. heed 

:aris h. in-isu-d on setting out to capture i 

1 to 1 j>. .i Men vile-, standing tall mu\ -In 
nd tapping her cheek with his gaunt 
on 1 Nonsense, cluquita, it is but tl 

these J r foolish Indians 

■ party had I 

•ggeci li 

:eding— and told Dona 

i ambuscaded and had 

t tneir way to a tmcket ot bamboo. .oW. how they 
have help or perish. While sh- -l ; 1 1 stood half 
:*d and helpless came Captain M 1. uncalled, 
.id simply : "I am going i" hnn, I ' ■ c; . : ; . 

t tell her 'that all the coi.iHi'> wa- i ; n ... ■::- : I. ■■ 
3 going to his death. I doubl t£ he e\ en thought 
- lie stood before her and saw he: big beseeching 

my iidmg-whip at tha 

kissed we I 




agains-t this paper bnuigl 
Guilty.'" thus justifying our ch 

iniiilii .itmn deserved to 

ant Fish. Henry M Fl <>:'■■ r. A 1 .' ■". II Hummel, E Cl..r- 

etue Jones. Tnorn is W !..,«■>■.:: I! ,rrv Lehr. J E. Mad- 

den, Jiegm.M W.rd. Oe: K l.:..n W- U>. Charles T. Verkes.' 
Wayne said that the Colonel had once suggested to 
him that the list be put up in the office, where all the 
employees could see it. so that they would know who 
was not to ba "roasted. "■ Occasionally a person would 
be placed oa the 'immune- list, but later would be re- 
moved from it. stdl later, after a satisfactory ■ 
standing had been reached, to be made an "immur 
again. Every one mentioned in the paragraphs 

Wayne -aid. 

Magistrate's stationery. Commodore Gerry 
Inter defending Town Topics," and citing in 

The fu-i Jcrl.i 



The Crofut & Knapp Co. 


Can be Operated Only by the Hand That Holds It ^^k 


ii reads aspersions ..ti tin i n-r «\ In- i. it her A i lei u) t:nds 
iccuscd "f thing- unspeakable- '1 he District Attoi ney could net re- 
n^liu-..u> in. Imn. tin .ti yesW-rday when Ik- asked a young m:n« why he 
nasli C-.Imih-] Mann. Imagine the things men read in this paj cr about 

ake the law in your i-ivn hands in the Lain >.| ., bludgeon, a 
lip? Jf you did that, every paper would print tin loll. .whir 
- that story of your attempt at v indication. Then you would 

d<- not I. ear the name of 'Town 



Cu-lchl.'.n ». 

/or mark 

tund his back against the wall.' 
sman, he is a dangerous man, and 

I shall not repeat, a man distin- 
uland Ik- dud Was heacoward? 

1 there is nothing monT that^ 


ething ..f .i «■ 

tier view. 

In the last twelve months of our 


, ,.< i.i.,. ku 

mcnl? Ik 

I-.. . e'...v .. little dim a 
v ., iuylKT *u. ..'..:.;; ... p. 
alhn- I'M- perk, tl>- with 

itics, business, and finance. This 
this larger view. 

hat are necessary to the life and 
he editor become the defendant in 
nest service that can be rendered 


A Good Job 

'■The proprietors and ediior- ..f i>i i it n- YVu- Kt v h.ive pel ■( ..r !: .. d n distinguished 

"P.tri;nil:irlv -Ii- t.l-l ill \':-;:k.--\ new-p..pu -. dal^ or l:rl„l. .in., , of l !i C 
iragc and celerity. proud of t he y umk- : liomuirhiR-s-. w, t h winch Coli.ikks 

Journalism of the Gutter 
"The acquittal of Norman on Uk u...rj;<.- of t rmnn.d libel is a great 

tight the good fig.. 

He waded in:., t 

_ Glascock's Babv=iumoer I JJ. 1 

The Man With the Muckrake Improved 

> Prevents Wet Feet. 

Worth Cushion 






.'■■i >i,udy pe. v k [.,,.; u.riv (UinuraMu. Tncii Kxkk-^ < i. .1: i- cnnoesly ... ■ 
...inpameif wi-.ii a craven dread ..1' .-xposine A p. ui- . r.,i > ha- ti»t yet dared to 
'-' .in.'-.ircl' <■! l\\;iig'ii.. :.ij: ■. r rL.m S:a< >>l ' England ..tal t: 1- L ..;H ;i.-.n: . .1r.1l ,1 111110; 
greater fear n ■ > u. ..-:-.. ..-1 pin;... r.u v :- mi:-.'uI.u .v i.i pn.-- before the assaults of 

1, a.kni ukrs<.: ...I d, i; rcc- Hi.. i .ni.Ml.i.^ b.,s, -.u ; ,. t. 1.0.. 1... ... 1 ahc .i.o.ixl y c.-y .n. 

vLaip.u:..:i lh__t we sci io-.;-l v d.>ul.: il an) :;■ i-Uvin .: .1 ■.;....,. -...:. :■ . ■ ..I p.m. should 

fn.L.--,. <-ii<l to piirsii- it, s,, I, .111; .is the highci lufins ol bin;.; l.irv torg.,ry Mill 
II r r 1 I 1 i I I I 

The Innocent Colonel 

"Everybody works ini! the col. nn.-l, 
I 1 K Pi \ - "'1' 

l.nnulsai-d'jusYiee De-Uel 

Get the best they can. 
Everybody works the public 

— WrV York Mail, Thuiulay, January 4, igoO. 
A Jolt to Social Blackmail 


r York is rather d..n.o.-:.-ii- \ 

nmttit. It is no comphr 

"Tin Mv.iKKfj set .it Newport know just how the bob-cats 
When Toidv t;ikt -- the i..ngi. d 1r.1i.. In- hungry h..urids .. 
The people Who posses- ., |M -.r 1.1.,-v .1 r.uin.-r ii..! recall 

limbers' worry when .1 'pic. 

"B'.acknia^er-. 1 

i asking— and a thou 

: compelled the whole day long to toil and and drudge; 
-.urn his tin. lights ..1 n ■ "1 footstep- ...wal'd a little pleasant spor 


American School of Correspondence. ;'. ■ ' 

The Invasion of Privacy 
"The exposures of the methocis .,; a notorious ■-..oety' p.. pet made 111 a pending 

•-Lit would be of the ^r.iu^i i-.ii-u|m-i:> e 1: they im i.i-kcd any indica'ion of the pre- 
vailing moral lone in the management ..f the many tla-u -and- ■■:' new. paper- in this 'and pecuniar', p: •!;! were general .1111 nig the more than twenty thousand 
papers in the United Mate-, social cL.i- - would le-ult. 

"The last census - nv.::,- 1 .'-. -■■-.>- ■p.urn.di-ts' 1:1 tin- iouui.v. ..f wbom nioic 
t -an. nine-tenths arc r en Tnete :- u<> formal <.•'<)■ •■! ethics lor t:.c-e people, and :.■■ 

■ ::.. 1 .: ■ ■ . -.■ . L l t l l ] j . 1 1. 1 ■ ■ : . i ' . : > 11 pi. |. m or b.^snies- i- reepmed. a- With 

d. ..tors and lawyer.-, vet thete e\;-t- and there pre v. 1. 1- ...lion-.; theiu a- high .1 sense 

d.ceTU and proper s. ., 1.1. nib.: Dial i ■ .:. the dally p .p< ■: ah eady e \l. a 11-t- the supply. It 
:■..!'(' nothing for .. spend ..;.■.* -o. k iv' papc I I . 01 111' e\n p: I he -.andal and .,">-: p 

which it rejects as unfit for publication. 

A. i.irdutgly. the di-t ilk ' n eiy — .cie-y' papc: '-..:• at la-i l-llcii into di-i.pnle. 

lly by appealing <•■ v.nntv and tin.V. 

w'ni. :: it seeks, l'a-lr.o: .;!■■. -..< 1 ", as .-. di -■..:.■ 1 • -ill. I'l.oti ■■[ p< ... k 1- -.. 111 
extent and soc'.o-Hv I -.■.y. in. r lii.r. ..;<•■■.: \. .,.;<■ ..| wl..itc\el h.ippnis :n it of any 
un.iMi.d r I- sp.-. . '. 1 . \- 1 \u i<> the w:...k body. It 1- like a village cottltr.11- 
iniy :ti wi 1 h the sc.,:id:ii and i;.--ip ..:\- so.. 11 -p-va.i d.i. ...m ..:ii..t:e all the inhabitants, 
"Moreover, the course nf existence of these p. "p.< 1- ..-!:...> hum iruiil. Newport, 
for cXamole. IS a very dull place even at the :.. V .t o! what 1- known as Its gay 
season. The season of gave'.y in New York, limited to the In U I p. 1. ■ i-c' ■■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 
t :in-;u: .s : ,ohd .\ - ind Lelu. .- al-o i:, 011- m the r....| ne ■■:' it- -in nil function-, 
and theref. fe '.he la:.t or insinuation ..'. .uiy s.aiida! in the laid. . oi 1^-1.1.1:1 is e.-.gci.> 
seized on as a -pue of varletv. Tile truth 1- y nc rally the tone ..f that M.ciety is 
..- c-a'.Vetr.nn: ,"\ floral as that of any other circle of people in tile town. It is -.. . <m- 

-01. in.-:- and under so ...bse-rc. t.ioii t.h;>t it can altoid t., !„■ otherwise. Wit a 

i'av few ex. . 1 ' ■■ it 1- mane up of iath.-i > < 'in 1 noli] peopl--, nearU all of whom 
_.!-■ l'im;..:.'s .n their moral-. Some of them inav covet tin- repntati. .11 of h..n;'_; 'la-t,' 


Speelal Mattresses 
Annual dsaraneeSaleof Surplus Stock 

fcUR surplus of especially fine French Edge Ostermoor Mattresses of exit 
thickness, extra weight, and exceptional softness, in the highest grac 

erings, regular price being $30.00, will be closed out regardless of cost, t 

se room for regular stock, at the extremely low price of $18.50 eacl 
These mattresses are the very softest we can make, and are in every way fully 

rable and as great, if not iji- il.r l,ii-g;uii* [!,.u, tin- S[> Mattresses we sold last ye R.illed Edu. 

French Art Twills-pi 

I wln.e s„.,,,e !!.-rrj..n-l ■ lit, 

,1 .1,-d HSU L.Ui 11 U< merit uf Lx 

Price, $18.£2 Each 

We pay Transportation Charges anywhere in the United States. 

Offered only while they last; first come, first served. The supply is limited 

Terms of sale: Cash in advance; none sent C. O. D. 

Order direct of us or through your Ostermoor dealer. 

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the -tatlKOrV Cflllc t- which the*. Ha/. ll!..!n-..-,!K- c.iifes^.i ,: ,\ -.he,r c ■ hfe-sSlon 
whit li has ba-n practie.ill y . . -it. .1 .. .rater i ],y Hi, ,)i-,_ ;,.s„res \vh;._h ;,ivt been made. 

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i/.ition of the unpen--;-.. ,icin..;..l ..i" public opinion sh-.uld als,-, -ci^e and swav hi 
While we recall noihiug in. -i\- .ii^ibtnm, we can ..Is., recall in tlie long i 
likely to be more salutary than the revelations which are u-w being set forth." 

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f\JI-SI week's Collier's will contain, among other features, two 
notable short stories. One is the humorous tale by Mr. Rud- 
yard Kipling, announced some weeks ago; the other is the winner 
of the September -to-Dccember short story contest, wiitten by the 
author of "Rasselas in the Vegetable Kingdom." The latter, oar 
readers will retail, was published in the Christmas \umber, and was 
one of the nine stories from among which the $5,000 prize winner 
was chosen by the judges in the $8,000 Fiction Competition of 1904. 

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The Puzzler": By Rudyard Kipling 

RUDYARD KIPLING'S pres- tistic, which attract men to one 

ent proclivity toward sym- another. It is through trifles 

bolic fiction is emphasized in that men are brought together 

this story. He tells us not with reciprocal good feeling— 

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At Last a Perfect 
Visible Typewriter 

The One Typewriter That Correctly Solve. 
the Objections That Have Always Heretofore 
Been Made Against "Front Strike" Machines. 

Visible writing has always been considered as desir- 
able by practically all typewriter manufacturers, but the 
difficulties to be overcome in construction in order to secur 
durability have discouraged the very large adoptiot 
machines. The invention of the method of assemDUng me 
type bars as it is done in the Fox Visible has, however, made 
possible the use of a wide pivotal bearing in the type hanger, 
thus insuring the most perfect alignment at all times and a durability 
that is equal to that claimed for any " basket type " machine. In 
building this new model, we have all the advantage of the knowl- 

e gained in building ant 
models on the market and we are able 

Here is a Short Description 

THE TYPE HANGER— The cut of the hanger is 
shown herewith. It has a pivot bearing 7-16 of an inch 
wide. This allows the use of a heavy type bar, providing 
an adjustable pivot bearing which takes up wear as it oc- 
curs, thereby giving a permanent alignment that is imposs- 
ible to secure with a narrow bearing without adjustment, 
and avoiding the trouble caused where " forced align- 
ment" is necessary. This is the feature that has hereto- 
fore been considered as being impossible to secure in a 
I N I visible writing typewriter. It is found only in the 
KkaV Fox and places the Fox Visible in a class by itself. 
Tyl TWO COLOR RIBBC I I — The ribbon movement on 
y \j this machine is simply perfection. It reverses and oscillates 
automatically, requiring no attention from the operator 
from the time it is put on until worn out. When a two color ribbon 
is used, by simply touching a button on the keyboard the second 
color is secured instantly without raising the hand or even looking. 

image is so constructed that 
can be quickly removed and 
i carriage of different length 
ubstjtuted. One machine can 
be purchased with different J sizes of carriages, thereby effecting 

Every feature on this machine has been tried out and demonstrated as 
successful on the Regular Models of the Fox. Unprejudiced experts 
have without hesitation pronounced the machine a marvel. 

Ask your nearest typewriter dealer to show you this machine. If he cannot we 
will make it easy for you. 

The regular models of the Fox are still the most perfect machines of their kind and 
their manufacture will be continued as before. 

Fox Typewriter Company 

Executive Office and Factory 

470 Front Street :: Grand Rapids, Michigan 

a great saving over the ordinary method of buying a long car- 
riage machine complete. The carriage is ball bearing and 
runs with a tension of only 1 pound. 

PERFECT VISIBLE WRITING— The entire line is 
visible all the time. 

THE KEY TENSION— The force required on the part 
of the operator to print a letter is only 2 1-2 ounces. 
This is from 50 to 100 per cent less than any other. It 
is a vital thing both from the operator's standpoint of less 
fatigue and the owner's of greater durability. 
THE LINE LOCK— When the carriage reaches the 
end of a line, the keys lock and nothing more can be 
written until the release button is used or the carriage 
returned to begin a new line. 

ALUMINUM KEY LEVERS —Key levers are made 
of aluminum. It is more expensive than steel or wood, but 
it is very much more desirable. 

TABULATOR — The Fox ten stop decimal tabulator is 
attached when ordered at slight additional expense. It is 
the only decimal tabulator in use on a visible typewriter. 

Branch Offices and De, 

Principal Cities.